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Poster: tgvas Date: Nov 29, 2005 8:19am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Archive and GD - FACTS

well said

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Poster: humandonkey Date: Nov 29, 2005 9:14am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Archive and GD - FACTS

just adding to the already heavy fog over this scene...
the day I came home and realised that GD shows were no longer available here, I was truly SHATTERED. now, I am a fully-grown, gnarly, bearded freak, but as my wife can attest, I was nearly in tears. it really is'nt so much that I feel this entitlement to these shows, but a huge appealling quality to me about the dead is that they were such an overwhelmingly well documented band. the obsessive collector/music freak in me was completely fascinated by this when I first discovered this band... christ, try scoring quicksilver sbds, or amon duul sbds, or hawkwind sbds, or groundhogs sbds.... good fucking luck, man. I was blown away by this aspect of the dead, and I loved that I could constantly morph my obsession from one "era" of the band to the other and never get bored(thanks to the archive). the notion that this can no longer occur is cause for me to be very sad. i'm sure that the same can be said for other gnarly bearded types, and non-beardos as well. also, I enjoyed very much turning the younger cats on to the dead, and the easiest way to do it was to refer them to the archive with a list of dates and telling them to go to town... while the youngsters still can get turned on, this format made it much easier, if you dig... I hope that this bad decision is somehow reversed by "the band & their mgmt.", but i'm not too sure that i'll hold my breath... i'm already turning blue.